Indian media yesterday condemned the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar in the first Test. 'Shoulder before wicket: Sachin umpired out again,' screamed a front page headline in the Asian Age newspaper. 'Umpire bats for Aussies, declares Sachin out again,' said the Indian Express daily. On Monday's fourth day, Tendulkar was declared leg-before by Australian umpire Daryl Harper when he was hit just below the left shoulder by a short ball from fast bowler Glenn McGrath which failed to rise as anticipated. Commentators were aghast at the decision, saying it was uncertain whether the ball would have gone on to hit the stumps and felt the batsman should have been given the benefit of the doubt. 'Sachin Tendulkar becomes sitting duck for Harper,' said the Hindustan Times. 'Bad umpiring decisions are not new, least of all during series in Australia, where officials have been making mistakes possibly from the time the game started,' it added.